Tyringham Initiative Team


Creative Director & Co-Founder

Rory Spowers

Rory Spowers is an ecological writer, campaigner and filmmaker most recently working with BBC presenter Bruce Parry on the feature film Tawai. Rory’s last book, A Year in Green Tea and Tuk Tuks, covers the creation of Samakanda ‘Bio-versity’, an ecological learning centre in Sri Lanka. His previous book, Rising Tides, was a history of ecological thought, critically acclaimed by The Sunday Times, The Observer and a variety of magazines. Visit Rory’s blog at www.figtreediaries.com



Anton Bilton

Anton Bilton is an economics graduate from The City University in London. He was the founder of The Raven Group and has also been a founder and director of three other companies that have floated on AIM. He is currently Executive Deputy Chairman of Raven Russia Limited. Outside of his working environment, Anton’s principal interest is consciousness research. For more information visit www.antonbilton.com


Giles Hayward

Giles Hayward is a passionate environmentalist and entrepreneur. Giles received both a degree in psychology as well as an MBA in sustainability. Giles spent 8 years working in corporate finance in China and Russia before co-founding Phylia De M and Torii Labs, two health and wellness companies based in LA. Giles also sits on the leadership board of the Vista Del Mar childrens charity, where he designs programs that help heal, inspire and empower the kids through the reconnection to Nature. His passion for ‘new paradigm consciousness’ has led him to hold a number of retreats in the highlands of Scotland before joining the Tyringham team to help give birth to this exciting project.